Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 23, 24 and 25 for concerts. More early closings.

Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Conoce los Jardines con Victoria el 19 de julio

July 18, 2018 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Programación en español: Los días libres siempre son algo especial – ya que son una oportunidad para que todos aquellos en Colorado puedan visitar a los Jardines y ver la belleza que disfruto todos los días como empleada. ¡Es por eso que estoy tan emocionada al compartir algunos de mis lugares...Learn more
Two Japanese beetles on a leaf.

Japanese Beetle Biological Control Release

July 15, 2018 | Emily Stine
Japanese beetles ( Popillia japonica ) have become numerous around Denver Botanic Gardens – I can’t walk near grapes, roses or other flowering plants and not see them. Even though these insects are beautiful like glimmering green and copper jewels, the damage they cause is not. Unfortunately, it’s...Learn more
Girl with carrots

Everything is always more fun when it's a garden party!

July 13, 2018 | Featured Instructor
Grab your little ones and come to a party at the Gardens! Join us on July 22, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for a morning of family fun to celebrate gardening and healthy eating. Families will participate in party games, make flower necklaces and plant seeds to take home. Bloomers Island book series...Learn more
Donkeys at Plains Conservation Center

Let’s hit the plains this summer!

July 11, 2018 | Julie Blue
A wagon ride onto the prairie, a tour of the sod homestead and the chance to feed farm animals are all possible summer activities at Plains Conservation Center (PCC) in Aurora. Denver Botanic Gardens partners with the City of Aurora to provide education and public programs at this property that is...Learn more
Cryptolamus montrouzieri, mealybug destroyer, being released for biological control of mealybugs

Biological Control: Controlling Insects with Insects

July 10, 2018 | Emily Stine
When it comes to pest management, Denver Botanic Gardens ascribes to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to manage and control pest populations. One of the critical components of IPM is biological control – the use of specific organisms (often called natural enemies or biological control...Learn more
Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

July 9, 2018 | Development Department
Eat at Chipotle on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 between 10:45 a.m. and 9 p.m. to benefit the Gardens! All Denver and Boulder area Chipotle stores will donate 50% of your purchase to the Gardens when you mention “Denver Botanic Gardens,” show the flyer image on your phone, or print and present this flyer...Learn more
Kenna Castleberry

Medicinal Plant Intern at the Gardens

July 6, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
To be honest with you, I had very little knowledge of medicinal plants before I started as the medicinal plant intern here at Denver Botanic Gardens. The little that I did know came from being raised by my homeopathic hippie mother, whose two main rules were: no vaccines and if it tastes like cat...Learn more
Extensive damage on columbine (Aquilegia spp.) leaves.

Leaf Miners: Not Mining for Gold

July 2, 2018 | Emily Stine
Blotchy patches, serpentine lines, and small black dots inside a clear section of leaf – these are all symptoms I look for when diagnosing leaf miner damage. Leaf miners are the larval form of a few species of flies that live within the upper and lower surfaces on the leaf and feed on the cells...Learn more
Holiday Party at Blossoms of Light

You Bring the Party, We’ll Bring the Lights

June 29, 2018 | Special Events
Ranked by CNN last year as one of the seven best places to see holiday lights in the United States, Blossoms of Light offers a spectacular setting for your end-of-year celebrations with colleagues, friends or family. With booking options available every night of the week from Nov. 23 - Dec. 16, we...Learn more
Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain

Visit Mount Goliath

June 27, 2018 | Karina Nabors
Have you heard of the old man of the mountain? Well, if you go up to Mount Goliath, you will encounter an alpine plant with that name (Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain) that might remind you of a miniature sunflower. Dozens of alpine plant species hug the ground to battle the Rockies...Learn more
The distinct curve and twist of this stem is a characteristic sign of fasciation.

Fascinating Fasciation: A Plant Mutation

June 22, 2018 | Emily Stine
While on one of my scouting tours through the Gardens, Mike Bone, curator of steppe collections and one of the horticulturists that manages the Steppe Garden , informed me that the red hot poker plant ( Kniphofia stricta , also known as a torch lily) had some interesting fasciation going on in the...Learn more
Field crew at the High Line Canal

The High Line Canal: Which plants green this greenway?

June 18, 2018 | Christina Alba
Water means life everywhere on Earth. But people in semi-arid regions understand this with a clarity born of living in time-step with the rhythmic greening and re-greening of the landscape around them. Anyone who has experienced the sepia-toned end to a Colorado winter has marveled that any flush...Learn more

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